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September 18, 1997 | MIDGE GILLIES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Battersea Power Station, perched on the less fashionable side of the River Thames, is a huge brick building with four white towers that make it look like a giant's upturned table. During the last war, the bulky building proved a useful landmark to guide German aircraft toward their target of Central London. Today, property developers hope the capital's most famous derelict building will lure moviegoers in the opposite direction, away from the West End's traditional entertainment hot spots.
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September 18, 1997 | MIDGE GILLIES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Battersea Power Station, perched on the less fashionable side of the River Thames, is a huge brick building with four white towers that make it look like a giant's upturned table. During the last war, the bulky building proved a useful landmark to guide German aircraft toward their target of Central London. Today, property developers hope the capital's most famous derelict building will lure moviegoers in the opposite direction, away from the West End's traditional entertainment hot spots.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1992 | JEFF KAYE
It was not exactly a surprise to those working in the British entertainment industry, but now it's been documented for the first time: Actresses in Britain are paid about half of what their male counterparts earn. Results of a report commissioned by the actors' union British Equity on pay levels for actors and actresses in equivalent roles found a huge disparity.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1992 | JEFF KAYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A spate of show closures and bad notices have sent the West End into one of its worst slumps in recent years, say observers in London's theater heartland. Hit by poor ticket sales, theater industry executives are blaming a combination of factors that include the recession, unusually warm weather and the general up-and-down nature of the business. Critics blame a dearth of good productions.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1990 | JEFF KAYE
A charity concert featuring many of the biggest--and oldest--stars in British rock drew 120,000 well-behaved fans to the expansive grounds of a 500-year-old manor house on Saturday. Among the performers at the 11-hour concert held at Knebworth, 30 miles north of London, were Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Pink Floyd, Phil Collins with Genesis, Elton John and Tears for Fears.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1992 | JEFF KAYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A spate of show closures and bad notices have sent the West End into one of its worst slumps in recent years, say observers in London's theater heartland. Hit by poor ticket sales, theater industry executives are blaming a combination of factors that include the recession, unusually warm weather and the general up-and-down nature of the business. Critics blame a dearth of good productions.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1992 | JEFF KAYE
It was not exactly a surprise to those working in the British entertainment industry, but now it's been documented for the first time: Actresses in Britain are paid about half of what their male counterparts earn. Results of a report commissioned by the actors' union British Equity on pay levels for actors and actresses in equivalent roles found a huge disparity.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1990 | JEFF KAYE
A charity concert featuring many of the biggest--and oldest--stars in British rock drew 120,000 well-behaved fans to the expansive grounds of a 500-year-old manor house on Saturday. Among the performers at the 11-hour concert held at Knebworth, 30 miles north of London, were Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Pink Floyd, Phil Collins with Genesis, Elton John and Tears for Fears.
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